Announcing SDI Annual Report 2015-16 | 20th Anniversary Edition

by James Tayler


SDI is pleased to announce the publication of our 2015 – 2016 Annual Report.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of SDI. The journey from a people’s movement founded in India to the largest global movement of slum dwellers in the world has been long and the victories hard won. This annual report will document the work of this past year, while also referencing the two decades of work that brought us to this point. The struggle for secure land tenure, basic services and the ability to contribute to the local and global urban agenda is now being waged by the poorest of the poor in 32 countries.

We dedicate the report to these people. So many have committed their lives to this process and it is impossible to overstate the service they have rendered to their communities and the global struggle. As we reflect on the past 20 years we offer our gratitude and remembrance to those who have passed away during the struggle: extraordinary leaders such as Samina and Medina (founders of Mahila Milan, India), Rosemary Masimba (Zimbabwe), Rufaro Juma (Zimbabwe), Patrick Magebhula Hunsley (South Africa), Mama Iris Limakatso Namo (South Africa), Benson Osumba (Kenya), Greg van Rensburg (South Africa), Father Norberto Carcellar (Philippines). Rest in Power, comrades.

To read the full 2015-2016 Annual Report, click here.